Single Gourmet

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More flowers from the garden.

I had the most delicious supper tonight.  I thought that I would cook whatever I had in the refrigerator.  I found a sweet potato, asparagus, onions and an apple that was partly bruised.  In the freezer was a small pork chop that I had frozen earlier when I bought a whole package of pork chops.

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I started by turning the oven on to 400 degrees.  Into it went the sweet potato.  I cut the bottom stems off the asparagus and put the tops into a steamer kettle.  I did not turn this on yet as asparagus only takes about 15 minutes to cook.  It was ready to go when the time was right.

I have been using the cast iron fry pan lately and found it much better than the other fry pans. It can go from the stovetop to the oven without any problem.   In it, I put a little butter and the chopped onions.  The onions cooked on low until they were brown.  Be careful that they don’t burn.  I peeled the apple, cut away the bruised part and cut the pieces into chunks.  Now is the time to turn the heat on under the asparagus.  When the onions were browned, I added the apple and one tsp. sugar  and cooked for a few minutes.  The onion/apple mixture was removed from the fry pan and placed on a plate.  The pork chop was browned in the same fry pan for 3 min on each side.  The onion/apple mixture was spooned on top and the cast iron fry pan was placed in the oven with the sweet potato. It takes only about 3 to 4 minutes to finish cooking. Everything should be ready to go on the plate at this time.  The sweet potato might need one minute more in the microwave if it isn’t done.

I didn’t  tell amounts because everyone has a different idea of what is a single serving.  Use a sweet potato that is the size that you want to eat.  Also the size of the pork chop and asparagus.  The onion will cook down, so I used about 1/2 cup.  I would have used one whole apple, but had to cut some away because of the bruising.

The onion/apple mixture is delicious.  It would be wonderful on chicken.  White potato or rice could be substituted for the sweet potato.  Any vegetable can be cooked.  Adjust the timing to the amount of time that it takes to make the sauce and cook the meat.

Enjoy

Have a great day and happy quilting.

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